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Your~Story


Begins with you

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Your~Story


Begins with you


"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world"

~ Robert McKee, Professor

Ryan C. Kolegas is a Chicago based cinematographer. He has been working in the midwest since 2008 exploring cinema commercially, politically, and narratively. Although every finished product is different, at the end of the day, its all storytelling. 

Ryan has worked for businesses and organizations of all sizes shooting for fortune 500 companies like Verizon and McDonalds, to campaign spots for Dick Durbin and tourism videos for Choose Chicago. He has also produced videos for smaller non profit organizations such as ROW and Kaia String Quartet. With experience in many different industries including medical, musical, educational, and pharmaceutical, he enjoys diving into a unique story and sharing it for the world to see. 

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About Us


About Us


"Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others"

~ Peter Forbes, Photographer

 

In an effort to support the over 17,000 registered 501(c)3 non profit organizations in Chicago, RCK Productions was born.

Through digital cinema we will express your narrative and promote your organization with striking visuals and a voice you already know.

 

RCK Productions understands both the importance of video to an organization and the value that a well crafted product brings.

We strive to help...

From telling the story of your organization, to recruiting young go-getters, or perhaps raise awareness of the community projects you participate in,  we are up for the task to get your story out there.

We are easy to work with...

Whether working alongside other production companies, with creative agencies, or direct with a client, the results are the same; a well crafted story ripe with emotion and content. 

 
 
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Our Work


Our Work


"Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories that you tell"

~ Seth Godin, Author

FEATURED WORK:

Introducing the second of four “Riverside Stories;” RCK Productions teamed up with RiversEdge West to capture the human spirit of riparian (riverside) restoration. In this video, we meet Bill Brandau; a father, grandfather, and rancher along the Gila River in Safford, Arizona.

Ryan was great to work with. He helped us create structure for the many ideas we had in our minds- not an easy task! Ryan brought those ideas together through interviews and action shots so that our vision came to life in a really beautiful and powerful way. It’s clear that Ryan is not only a talented and passionate filmmaker- he also really cares about telling your story. I was so impressed by his ability to not only be behind the camera but to ask great questions to our staff and the women we serve. He made everyone feel comfortable and taken care of, which made us feel at ease on set. I would work with Ryan again in a heartbeat and recommend him to any organization or business that needs a great film.
— Jenn Junk; Founder and Executive Director - Recovery On Water